I have to show an ID to any policeman that asks, to get a prescription,see the doctor, get my blood drawn, board an air plane, get my taxes done, write a check, accept a job, withdraw money at the bank and sometimes when I use a credit card. Why don't I have to show my ID when I vote for people who will spend billions of mine and other peoples dollars?
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Maybe you should take what evidence you have and launch a suit to get that changed. If you can't, perhaps you should get honest and admit voter fraud happens. I'm sure the black panthers will help you fund it.
Sarcasm? Yes, voter fraud does happen, but not in the scale that the GOP says in order to purge voters. There is more fraud done by manipulating electronic machines than by voters. Who is responsible when names of deceased, et al, cast their votes?
As a FL resident who follows the news and politics closely, you have used some half truths and in your comments. For instance, the purging that Holder is trying so hard to stop is for illegal immigrants that have no right to vote.
that is what your party wants you to believe. Call your election supervisor and ask them who is being purged.
In Louisiana each registered voter is sent a card to the address on record. If the card is returned, efforts are made to contact by phone and advise them they must correct their address. If that fails, the name is purged.
There was a news item yesterday where businessmen have sent in their requests for absentee ballot have been returned deceased. They have all come out of the same post office. They are all Republicans. California has very few Republicans.
My aged mother had to have a picture ID and I just bet most old people do have to do anything but for voting not needed? Odd.
Really? My best friend lives in North Carolina. She received a sample ballot at her parents home in CA. She voted in NC in 2010. She is still on the CA rolls and could have voted in both places if she were a criminal
more sarcasm? i do agree that mail ins are cast anyway the recipient so desires. Purging is never appropriate when done just before elections. Standard practices has been that this practice is inappropriate.
If a special type or kind of photo Id is required to vote in this election. So unique that voters who voted for years with regular ID's would no longer be eligible to vote in this election. That would be voter surpression.
Drivers licenses would work. ID cards would work.
This would be true only if the issuer could refuse to issue it on a whim, on the basis of a adjustable standard as was true in the South. States used voter literacy testing. A test for a black voter would have stumped a Yale law Professor.
When my husband moved from Michigan to California he was fabergasted that he didn't have to show ID. I voted in my first election in November of 1972. You don't even have to show ID to register here.
There have been cases in Louisiana. In one case the total vote for a precinct exceeded the population of the precinct. A group of people have voted on behalf of the occupants of the local cemetery. I covered the aftermath of that story. It is true.
People registered the whole Dallas football team in Las Vegas last election and there were many other names, like Micky Mouse, etc. Fraud has always existed in elections.
I have been voting since becoming a citizen in 2001, and have always had to show my ID. I have read, though, of so much fraud by political mobsters. Such a dirty shame. The particular story of voting with dead people's names is truly nauseating.
The stories are always far larger than legitimately documented and prosecuted cases. 300 million votes between 2002-2007 resulted in 86 convictions, and most of those were simple accidents.
More Zombie voters , and Rasmussen doesn't seem to be able to get them polled either.
Where are the Voodoo priests when you need them?
Those weren't zombies. Just conservatives. Hard to tell them apart sometimes. What you need is a FOX News exorcism. Clears 'em right up. Leave this body Bill O'Reilly! Go back to the darkness!!!
it is amazing how innovative people are about cheating. If it wasn't so disgusting, it would actually be amusing at what they come up with. When i worked DOC most of the inmates voted without knowing it. (They did not vote liberal.)
Americans are more than use to having to have two or more IDs, why now is it such a big problem? I certainly don't mind proving who I am and will help anyone else who has a BIG problem getting an ID. As long as they are Americans.
Doesn't matter what you think is normal or easy. Pennsylvania alone has 750,000 registered voters without the proper ID. Changing the rules months before an election WILL result in some of them not voting. That is the intended result.
Up until we become overwhelmed with illegals we (citizens) have always had to have an ID or up to 3! Now it isn't important? My aged mother had to have a picture ID to do any business with the government and she was a VA widow!
Overwhelmed? What are they about 2% of the population? Many states allow (or did allow) a wide variety of ways to prove identity including things like SS cards, birth certificates, utility bills, hunting licenses, etc.
Texas and Florida don't have that and are being sued by the federal government because they would like to require ID. CA doesn't require ID. The fact that at least 3 key states are that open to fraud should make everyone shiver.
I was asked to bring a picture ID too at last election but they did not even look at it or anyones. Why? I am all for proving before you vote and am suspicious of anyone who does not agree. America has always been about ID, with illegals it changes?
Eric Holdner attorney general of the US nullified convictions of New Black Panthers who kept people from voting in the 2008 election. They threatened people with foul language and clubs. There are videos on the internet.
This makes it so clear our government does not have "our" best interest at heart.
Sorry, Larry, it's nothing but a transparent GOP ploy to suppress Democrat voters.
Showing ID is a form of protection, and anyone who wants to do away with it is up to something without a doubt.
I wish you did in California.
I had to have one but no one looked at it. So what good was that?
Not true. Historically, in most states there are a variety of ways to establish your eligibility at the polls--a utility bill, a bank statement or rental receipt with your name and address on it.